Let’s Do This For Sabrina – Let’s Move Nevada To Ratify The ERA

by Helene Swanson

I arrived in Carson City last night April 10th, 2014 and was taken in by Sabrina, a young lady who is the sole provider of her family.  Sabrina is a mere 20 years old and has put her education on hold to take care of her two younger siblings and her mother.  She hopes, one day, to become an elementary school teacher.  Her mother broke her leg and has been unable to find a job for the better part of the last year and as a waitress is no longer able to bear weight on it.  




I met this impressive young lady at the local Starbucks Coffee Company where she works.  She also holds down a second job at a local pizzeria.  She shared with me that the pizzera, a large national chain, has passed her up on promotions for the better part of the year while putting her in charge of training her supervisors who are male and new hires.  They also have not given her a raise equal to her male counterparts.

So if you have any questions as to why I am making this pilgrimage across the USA for the ERA, well, Sabrina is just one reason of a million plus that I am doing this.

I can not stress enough how important the ERA is, so please, sign this petition for Sabrina and the millions of young ladies out there who desire and deserve the best life has to offer http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/lets-pass-the-equal-rights

Tomorrow I will be speaking before the Carson City Democratic Women’s Club.  They are as excited as I am about Nevada ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.  I hope that you will encourage all your friends to sign this petition.

Do this for your mother, for your sister, for your daughters.  Especially for your daughters they are our future and this young lady is a shining example of just how much women sacrifice for their families.  Isn’t it time that we balance the playing field and give the women in your life a fair chance to get ahead?

Again here is the petition link http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/lets-pass-the-equal-rights

Let’s Move Nevada to Ratify the ERA!!